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Firefox Profiles folder (about 79 GB) cannot be deleted - Recycle bin error message

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Hi,

i have a problem with deleting a huge FireFox profile folder. After moving them into the recycle bin im not able to delete the folder properly. The size is about 79 GB and i would love to get rid of this huge file...

Unforetunately i cannot since i receive the follwoing messages:

Object "entries" in use "cache2" in use "nrbzc9xm.default-release-1600871876077" in use

Im really lost... Tried to delete in safe mode and after i uninstalled firefox. No chance!

Any advice?

Any help is appreciated.

Best from Germany,

Simon

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burning84 schrieb

Hi, i have a problem with deleting a huge FireFox profile folder. After moving them into the recycle bin im not able to delete the folder properly. The size is about 79 GB and i would love to get rid of this huge file... Unforetunately i cannot since i receive the follwoing messages: Object "entries" in use "cache2" in use "nrbzc9xm.default-release-1600871876077" in use Im really lost... Tried to delete in safe mode and after i uninstalled firefox. No chance! Any advice? Any help is appreciated. Best from Germany, Simon

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Totally forgot to add:

Terminal command like sudo rm -R didnt helped either ...... :(

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Hi

Are you making sure that Firefox is closed before you are doing this?

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Hi,

of course! I even deleted Firfox from my disk, booted into safe mode and the same error like above! :( Its strange since no FireFox is installed but i still got the error message that the mentioned objects are "in use" ???

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Note that Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder. One location for your personal data (e.g. bookmarks) and another location for temporary files like the disk cache.

Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile>

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • ~/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/<profile>

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